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Future Gen Farming Seminar and Field Day, March 11-12 2020

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South African Farmer James Leslie Farmer's comment about his visit to ‘Milgadara’:

“I have listened to many of the ”Biological Farming Gurus”, done a few courses, and travelled thousands of kilometres to get new information. What we saw on Wednesday at Milgadara I believe was a complete tour where the theory has been put into action. Too often as farmers we get fed a lot of theory that lacks the nuts and bolts. Wednesday was the complete nuts, bolts, washers and tools.


On 27 June 2018 James Barnet visited Milgadara Young, the property of Bill and Rhonda Daly, Co-Founders of YLAD Living Soils established in 2002. Bill and Rhonda have applied the principles of Biological Farming and Humus Compost Technology on Milgadara for 17 years.

This is what James had to say after his visit to Milgadara.

"Very impressive. To be surrounded by drought and have Milgadara and the stock looking like they do is a credit, not just to the products you produce, but the management. I have already suggested a couple of clients do some trials with the products.
Many thanks, I came away quite refreshed and stimulated.

James Barnett
Consultant
RCS (Resource Consulting Services)


Hugh Lovel - farmer, multi-disciplinary scientist and international teacher of Regenerative, Biodynamic and Quantum Agriculture.

"No composters in Australia approach the standard of compost production that you set.  I can tell them about it again and again but people will only see it if they see your operation, feel your compost, look at the life in your soils and see the animals' responses to pastures. I'm sure you know, there's a lot of cowboy compost going on out there--shove a bunch of waste together with approximately 30:1 C:N, stir it up a few times and call it compost.

Hardly anyone has any idea of what proper compost looks like or works like. That tends to be true for the organic certifiers and biodynamic ones too. That first time when I went out with you in the morning as you showed me your finished product and I rubbed it between thumb and fingers and it felt almost like grease and smelled that fresh, clean, earthy smell of Actinomycetes I knew you were the example for everyone to follow. But it doesn't seem to connect for me to tell people about it the way it connects when they see it.


On the 9th October 2018, Sam Skeat and a group from the NQ Dry Tropics visited Milgadara Young, the property of Bill and Rhonda Daly, Co-Founders of YLAD Living Soils established in 2002. Bill and Rhonda have applied the principles of Biological Farming and Humus Compost Technology on Milgadara for 17 years. Sam is a Grazing Project Officer working on Landscape Rehydration. 

Below is a testimonial from Sam.

"It was wonderful visiting your place. Our whole group got a lot out of it. Not just the YLAD work but also seeing how you are using that in the farm. Thank you both, it was a comment from our group of how much enthusiasm and drive you two had and it opened our eyes to what is possible.
A great visit. Thanks.

Sam Skeat
Grazing Project Office
NQ Dry Tropics


Brenda, Good Hope Blooms, NSW:

"We are cut flower growers and have been using YLAD Humus Compost in our commercial garden for a few years now. Our flowers are grown in the open field so are completely at the mercy of the weather and bugs; this year the drought has been particularly challenging. We’ve been amazed by the quality of the flowers we get using YLAD Humus Compost, particularly in this year of record drought and we always receive compliments about the quality and exceptional vase life of our flowers. In this, the driest year we’ve experienced, our plants are growing an abundance of healthy flowers. YLAD Humus Compost has given health and balance to our soil, resulting in increased quality of our blooms and a reduction in pest damage.